patch for force fetch

David Demelier demelier.david at
Mon May 16 10:13:05 UTC 2011

On 16/05/2011 10:41, Andriy Gapon wrote:
> on 16/05/2011 11:14 David Demelier said the following:
>> On 16/05/2011 09:02, Andriy Gapon wrote:
>>> I've noticed the following problem.
>>> If a distfile is updated by a distributor without renaming it (so that checksum
>>> and possibly size change), then more often than not the port build system would
>>> fail to fetch the distfile.
>>> An example:
> [snip]
>>> I think that this happens because the old version of the distfile is still
>>> present in download target location and fetch(1) thinks that it has a partially
>>> downloaded file and tries to be smart.
>>> The following patch simply tries to remove the stale distfile before calling
>>> fetch.  Maybe there is a smarter way about this, like e.g. passing some option
>>> to fetch.
> [snip]
>> make -DNO_CHECKSUM=yes ... is probably what you want, I guess.
> I fail to see why.  Can you elaborate?

Sorry I misunderstood what you wanted.. Also I didn't see your ;-)


David Demelier

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